I’ve found it harder than I thought I would to write
I’m re-launching my neglected blog. Since leaving my job early this year, ostensibly to have more time to write the book I’ve been working on, and return to freelance work to enable me to manage my time better, I’ve found it harder than I thought it would be to write. I’ve done workshops (which were wonderful) and I’ve tried various recommended tactics, but none of them are working (or perhaps I should say, I can’t make them work). I don’t think I’m alone; lots of people have reported finding it difficult to read during the Covid-19 pandemic, and writers have reported finding it difficult to write, for all sorts of reasons. I’ll explore that further in a new post shortly.
But for now, I’ve re-enacted my blog in the hope that it will help me re-develop a writing muscle of sorts. Give me a framework and a discipline. Instil some new confidence that I have something to say. Help me re-find a writing voice.
So I’ve given everything a fresh new look, and a new name, which feels like a start. I’ve kept, as archival material, some of my older blogs, to help me feel like this isn’t a completely terrifying blank page. As before, I’ll be blogging on the arts, writing, social history and, occasionally, politics.
And thanks to Jane Moss and Kath Morgan of The Writing Retreat for their fab blogging workshop that got me re-inspired.